Former Super Eagles Star Mutiu Adepoju Names One Striker Who Reminds Him of Rashidi Yekini

Former Super Eagles Star Mutiu Adepoju Names One Striker Who Reminds Him of Rashidi Yekini

Babajide Orevba
  • Umar Sadiq, who recently joined Spanish club Real Sociedad from Almeria, has already hit the ground running
  • The Nigerian international scored on his debut for the club over the weekend, and Mutiu Adepoju is delighted
  • Adepoju stated that the Super Eagles striker reminds him of what the legendary Rashidi Yekini could do

Former Nigerian international Mutiu Adepoju has stated that Real Sociedad's new signing, Umar Sadiq, reminds him of ex-Super Eagles forward Rashidi Yekini.

According to Adepoju, the lanky Umar, who has been impressive in recent times, has all it takes to catch up with Yekini.

The former midfielder stated in a chat with Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo that the former Almeria striker has the ability to adapt quickly.

Umar Sadiq, Super Eagles, Real Sociedad
Umar Sadiq has attracted plaudits from ex-international Mutiu Adepoju. Photo: Ion Alcoba
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Umar scored on his debut for Sociedad over the weekend, and Mutiu, who also played at the same club, hopes to see more goals. Adepoju said:

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"I have never spoken to him; but I follow him, I watch all his games, and he seems like a great player, he can give more.
“He reminds me of another Nigerian we had, Rashidi Yekini, who we used to call ‘gangling’. I think Sadiq is young and can catch up with Yekini.
“He has a goal, quality, height and runs more or less like him.”

Sadiq scored 43 goals in over 80 appearances for Almeria before switching to Real Sociedad.

Sunday Oliseh resigns at SV Straelen

Meanwhile, Oliseh has called German Regionalliga club SV Straelen to inform them of his resignation as the side's coach.

The former Super Eagles coach was in charge of the German Regionalliga team, SV Straelen, for barely two months before announcing his departure.

It was gathered that Fortuna Düsseldorf II defeated Straelen 2-0, with Oliseh utterly upset by his players’ performance during the encounter.

Oliseh says Osimhen could be better than Eto’o

Sports Brief earlier reported that former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh has lauded Victor Osimhen’s efforts in front of goal, saying the striker could be better than Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o.

Osimhen has been impressive in front of goal since joining Italian giants Napoli in the summer of 2020, and many have tipped him to become great.

The 23-year-old found the back of the net 18 times in 32 matches in all competitions for the Partenopei last season and helped the club qualify for the Champions League.